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Nelson Armstrong, Sam Sweet
Hockey players Sam Sweet and Nelson Armstrong are this week’s UPEI Panthers athletes of the week.
Sweet, a fifth-year science student from O’Leary, showed her leadership skills during the Panthers 3-2 win over Mount Allison and scored in the 3-2 loss to Dalhousie. The captain is considered by her coaching staff as a consummate team player, who gives her all every time she steps on the ice while playing in all critical situations.
Armstrong, a fourth-year business administration student from Peterborough, Ont., has been a workhorse on the blue-line all season for the Panthers. Armstrong logs a heavy load of ice time and plays against the opposing teams’ best players. During last week’s 2-1 overtime loss to Acadia and 6-2 loss to Saint Mary’s, Armstrong recorded an assist. He is currently fifth in scoring amongst Atlantic University Sport defencemen.